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Colombia will receive 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna in the middle of the year

The Government of Colombia has purchased ten million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna, which will arrive in the country in mid-2021, as reported by the pharmaceutical company in a statement.

Moderna has specified that it will seek an “agile” way to obtain the approval of its immunizer in Colombia, an issue that it will have to manage with the National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima), which so far has only authorized the use of Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines emergence.

The Government of Colombia already specified at the end of January that it had finalized the negotiation with the pharmaceutical company for the purchase of these doses that will allow to continue advancing in the National Vaccination Plan that aims to inoculate 35,250,000 Colombians, for which reason At the moment, it has already acquired 62.5 million doses from different companies.

Mass vaccination will begin in the country on February 20 and health authorities hope that by the first quarter it will have reached a million people, reports ‘El Tiempo’.

Meanwhile, this Tuesday the country has detected 5,442 cases of coronavirus, which have raised the confirmed positives since the pandemic broke out to 2,155,904, of which more than 2,048,000 are recovered patients and 55,808 active cases.

In the last day, Colombia has also regretted 217 more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 56,507 deaths.

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